The two big remaining state primaries are California (5 June) and Texas (29 May). All the smaller states' primaries between now the Texas primary are conservative states with proportional primaries. Romney is going to have tough sledding there. Texas is a proportional state as well, so Romney only gets a percentage of the delegates based on how well he does in the primary. Texas is a very conservative state, as well as Ron Paul's home state, so how well Romeny does there remains to be seen. Romney is seen as a Massachusetts liberal RINO there. California is a 'winner take all' state, and obviously much more liberal. Romney should win there, and that should get him enough delegates to push him over the top and prevent a brokered convention. Even if that is not enough, New Jersey will be enough if there is just a thin margin remaining. If not, the rest of the remaining states are mostly very conservative and all proportional primaries. So unless something happens or Romney really screws up, he should be able to win the nomination before the convention. Of course, in politics, anything is possible.
Non-opposition during the general election. Perhaps even some statements of support on areas they can find common ground.What the hell could Romney possibly want in his tool box that Ron Paul could offer?
Paul is retiring from Congress after this either way. But he may be able to influence some appointments, or insert his policy points into the debate on a truly national stage.
I know some conservative democrats who say the only republican they can even stand listening to is Ron Paul.
only 898 delegates in total have been selected by states so far.......so Romeny has no where near 966 delegates
while there are still 1388 delegates up for grabs
also around 32 states have yet to elect their delegates
popular votes in primaries and causes dont guarantee your delegates either, which is where AP is very wrong
Well this selection method is pretty complicated...
Ron Paul is a nutcase and is just farting around. He needs to retire.
In Nevada, for example, 22 of the 25 delegates chosen Sunday to go to the national convention openly support Paul.http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...408d7352a370da